Enjoy this beautiful area featuring an 1869 Lighthouse at the entrance to the Saugerties Harbor.

This beautiful lighthouse is Located along the Hudson River at the confluence of the Espous Creek.  Beginning at the parking area it is a 0.5 mile walk one-way.

The resulting peninsula now offers a scenic trail to the lighthouse and its surrounding public decks, as well as a forked trail to a beachside picnic area on the Hudson.  It is only about a 10-minute walk across earthen stretches, sandy flats and wooden boardwalks.  It’s important to note that the peninsula is subject to tidal flooding,making portions of the trail impassable at certain times of day.

It is home to almost 100 species of flora, the trail’s unique plant life includes trees, shrubs, vines, herbs, sedges, grasses and ferns.  The peninsula is also an important habitat for breeding and migrating birdlife. Keep an eye out for nesting bald eagles, great blue herons, gulls, geese, ducks and hundreds more. 

Pack List

  • Sneakers
  • Picnic
  • Camera
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RT Distance 1 Miles
Activities Hiking
Skill Level Beginner
Season Year Round
Trail Type Out-and-Back
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Picnic Area


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